Check out these Charlotte destinations for an adventure with your lover that’s sure to perk up any droopy couple.
Summer is winding down, and a new school year is ahead. With a sagging economy, retailers are eager for open wallets as many large chains have designated Aug. 11 as a national day of back-to-school shopping. Before hitting the malls, however, check out these locations for clothes, supplies and haircuts. Get organized. Make lists, and preserve the family budget with these great local shops perfect for the back-to-school blues.
Being the victim of a relentless bully can be a distraction and even a danger to kids. As a parent, it is important to recognize the signs of bullying, know how to talk to your children about bullies and establish an appropriate reaction to a bully situation.
Get the kids off the couch and out of the house this summer on playdates the whole family will love right here in Charlotte. Whether it’s an old-fashioned mud, sticks and sand natural area or the typical slide, swings and monkey bar playground – these days out are sure to please. If it’s too warm, enjoy indoor activities including laser tag or rock climbing, sure to burn a little energy even in the most athletic of kids.
If the hot summer day doldrums have got the kids down, recharge their batteries with high-octane activities. Rev up their engines at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, or ride the waves on a rafting adventure at the world’s biggest man-made whitewater river. Cool down with a day of swimming in Charlotte’s largest lake, and end those toasty days with cool, silky ice cream. Charlotte’s best spots to spend a hot summer day promise this and so much more.
Some parents are uneasy about trick-or-treating on a school night, especially because Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year. Others may not be comfortable with their children masquerading around neighborhoods full of strangers. There are plenty of alternatives around the Charlotte area. Some include church fall festivals, corn mazes and shopping mall trick-or-treating. These are the best options this Halloween.
Fireworks displays happen everywhere on July 4th. But some cities and towns put a unique spin on this American holiday.
Independence Day is coming up soon, and with it, myriad celebrations for the whole family. In Charlotte, the best and biggest fireworks show is the uptown fireworks, sponsored by Presbyterian Hospital. The show kicks off at 9:30 p.m., so be sure to scope out your spot and settle in early for a 4th of July like none other.
Pyro Spectaculars produces some of the biggest July 4th fireworks displays. We talked to them about their plans for this year.
Drum Shelton, owner of Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find Comics Shop, held his first convention 30 years ago in a small, hotel ballroom. This year’s weekend event at the Charlotte Convention Center is expected to draw anywhere from 13,000 to 15,000 comic book fans with 188 booths for more than 60 vendors.
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